"Anything is possible. Right now it's Daniel Craig, and I'm very happy with Daniel Craig, but who knows what the future will bring?"
Now he has shot back up to the top of every single United Kingdom bookies list. Why?
He did, however, say it was up to the studio whether he would be a fit for the role, and in 2015 commented he would "absolutely" become Bond if asked.
This is not just a shock, it is also the shortest odds anyone has been to replace Daniel Craig so far.
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Various names including Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hiddleston have been mentioned.
Elba's name has always been tossed around as an ideal candidate.
He remains the only high-profle black star to be linked to the role. "Idris could do it if he was in shape", Fuqua told the newspaper. 'You need a guy with a physically strong presence.
A new James Bond is like a new Doctor Who, or even a new England manager.
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However, Elba himself has long played down the idea. Sure, he's a high-ranking fixture of Hollywood - he's the director behind Olympus Has Fallen, The Equalizer, The Equalizer 2, Southpaw, The Magnificent Seven, the Academy Award-winning Training Day, and many others - but he hasn't been involved with a Bond film in any capacity thus far.
The actor has already been beaten to the prize by fellow Brit actor David Oyelowo, who recently became the first black actor to play James Bond on the audiobook version of Anthony Horowitz's latest OO7 novel, Trigger Mortis. Back in 2016 he called it the "wildest rumor in the world" and wondered if he was too old for the role.
While the rest of the world is shaken and stirred over the notion of Elba playing Bond, it looks like he isn't fussed one way or another.
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